July 13, 2020
2019 IMOC show

TWIR: EICMA, IMOC Off And More

It’s time again for TWIR – The Week in Review … for the week of June 21-27.

TWIR is a compilation of national and regional news items that don’t warrant or receive a full post during the week for whatever reason, but are nonetheless worth sharing.

Here goes:

EICMA Canceled

The 78th edition of EICMA, the big motorcycle show staged each fall in Milan, Italy, has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show had been scheduled to run Nov. 3-8.

“It was a hard decision – an unprecedented one – taken in order to protect the two-wheels world and its players, from exhibitors to visitors,” the announcement said.

EICMA is expected to be staged next year from Nov. 9-14, 2021.

There is still no word on the status of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour in the U.S. for 2020-21.

IMOC Gone, Too

Also becoming a victim of the pandemic is the 37th annual Italian Motocycle Rally. The meet is staged by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club in Sturbridge, MA.

A date for the mid-September event (pictured at top) hadn’t been announced but co-chair Steve Rossi emailed to say, “Consider it canceled.”

The event is held at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club.

Dan Hall and his 1998 Honda Valkyrie

Fund Started For Worcester Hit-And-Run Victim

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Worcester, MA resident Dan Hall, who was seriously injured on Tuesday when he was a struck by a hit-and-run driver while on his way to work on his 1998 Honda Valkyrie.

According to a MassLive report, Hall has gone through multiple surgeries at UMass Medical Center and has lost part of his left arm. The crash was captured with a GoPro camera mounted on his helmet.

As of this morning, the fund has raised $43,248 with a goal of $500,000.

Norton Commando 961 California models

Ex-Norton Owner Ordered To Pay £14 Million

An investigation into former Norton owner Stuart Garner’s handling of pension funds has determined that he “acted dishonestly,” and he has been ordered to repay up to £14 million. The Guardian has details.

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